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Shrimp Cakes with Avocado Crema

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 16

These easy shrimp appetizers are perfect for entertaining, and different from the typical shrimp cocktail or skewers. They're topped with a fresh and creamy avocado crema that completes the perfect 3-bite appetizer. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp (21 to 30 count), tail shells removed
1
egg
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
clove garlic, chopped
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
3/4
cup chopped red bell pepper
2
tablespoons chopped green onion
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
Hass avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and cut medium dice
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream
2
tablespoons mayonnaise
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
2
tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

Steps

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  • 1
    Coarsely chop half of the shrimp; reserve. In food processor, place remaining half of the shrimp; process to a coarse puree. Add egg, 2 tablespoons of cilantro and the garlic; process until smooth. Sprinkle mixture with bread crumbs; pulse to combine. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Add reserved coarsely chopped shrimp, 1/2 cup of the red bell pepper and the green onions. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper; mix well. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mash avocado with fork; add whipping cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir to completely blend into chunky consistency. Cover tightly; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 3
    Form shrimp mixture into 16 patties (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 1/2 inch thick); set aside. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Working in batches, cook patties 2 to 3 minutes on each side, turning once, until patties are golden brown and shrimp pieces are pink. Drain on paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm with a spoonful of avocado mixture, and garnish with remaining 1/4 cup red bell pepper.

Expert Tips

  • Leftover crema can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for use the next day.
  • Any size shrimp that you have on hand will work in this recipe. If they are larger, just be sure to chop them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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